Dalia is a first-year masters student in San Diego State University’s Masters of Psychology program. As an undergraduate, Dalia attended San Diego State University where she received a B.A. in psychology with a double minor in Biology and Counseling and Social Change. During her undergraduate, Dalia worked as a Behavioral Therapist, applying techniques in applied behavioral analysis as well as behavioral intervention plans to young children on the autism spectrum. Additionally, during her undergrad, Dalia also worked as a supplemental instructor, assisting students enrolled in historically challenging classes, to better understand course material. Dalia was a supplemental instructor for the introduction to psychology class, as well as the statistical methods of psychology course. With SI, Dalia was part of a research group to determine if SI attendance was a valid predictor of grade distribution among first-generation students. Dalia began as a Research assistant in the Healthy Child and Family Development lab. Under this role, she worked to transcribe interviews, create a survey via qualtrics, and attended biweekly meetings. In her free time, Dalia loves to take her bike and ride around the beach!

Research foci: Developmental Psychopathology, Early Behavioral Intervention, Motivational Development